Take Alice in Wonderland and any one of its darker variants and set them on a collision course with each other. Throw in some of the woodland cast of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and C.S. Lewis’ the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. For good measure, toss in a few Arthurian legends, a smattering of hard language, a bottle of whiskey, some epic violence, and then blend until chunky. Serve cold. Thus is born Phil Tucker’s Throne.

The Black Shriving (The Chronicles of the Black Gates #2) 26, Dec

Rating: 3/5 Stars

I’ve mentioned that I had a good feeling about this series in my review on The Path of Flames; with a heart full of sadness I have to say I’m starting to have doubts about that notion.

The Path of Flames (The Chronicles of the Black Gate #1) 17, Dec

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Yowzah, that was a great start to a series!